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Qatar – Legal Implications for Shipping

A war of words exploded on 5th June as Saudi Arabia and three of its biggest allies (UAE, Egypt and Bahrain) severed diplomatic ties with Qatar. Riyadh accused Qatar of backing radical Islamist groups and since then Libya, Yemen and the Maldives have also joined in the boycott. With President Trump backing Saudi Arabia, notwithstanding […]


Plea from families of Seaman Guard Ohio guards ahead of PM’s visit to India

  Below is a link to the BBC Victoria Live and the piece about the plight of the Seaman Guard Ohio crew ahead of Theresa May’s visit to India next week. Shows the cost of the continued incarceration on the families. Six ex-UK servicemen remain in Chennai central prison. They are part of the 35 […]

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Nicholas Phillips joins the firm

We are delighted to announce that Nick Phillips has joined the firm as a solicitor consultant. Nick joins from Hill Dickinson and has spent over thirty years as a solicitor and partner in the maritime sector and has an impressive track record dealing with charterparty disputes and all aspects of ship and superyacht construction. He has […]


James Hickland joins the firm

The firm is delighted to announce that James Hickland has joined Tatham Macinnes as a Partner. James joins from Ince & Co where he has spent over ten years developing a successful commercial litigation and arbitration practice, encompassing high value shipping contract disputes, international trade, aviation and insurance matters. Simon Tatham, Senior Partner comments:- “We are very […]


Seaman Guard Ohio crew to get bail hearing

The Anglican seafarers’ welfare organisation has confirmed that lawyers for the crew have submitted a fresh appeal to the High Court in Madras. Stephen Askins, of shipping law firm Tatham Macinnes, pointed out that floating armouries are widely used in the maritime industry.   While there were weapons on board, they were strictly controlled, stored and […]

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